Saturday, April 17, 2004


As John Kerry moves further and further right, Alex Cockburn is once again aghast that "the bulk of the surviving American left has blithely joined the Democratic Party center, without the will to inflict debate, the influence to inform policy or the leverage to share power. The capitulation of the left -- a necessarily catch-all word -- is almost without precedent. By accepting the premises and practices of party unity the left has negated the reasons for its own existence."